Sick of reading about Amazon? Yeah - me too. But the evidence that Amazon is taking over retailing is compelling. A fascinating article on news website, Quartz, lists things like Amazon’s willingness to lose millions on some of its operations because they support the main game which is the all pervading e-commerce platform. Then there is a patent for “anticipatory package shipping” which essentially will ship goods to people before they actually order them, and the inevitable question is “How does that compare with the delivery service of a humble market trader?” There is a lot more.
Chinese to Take Over From New Zealanders as Australia’s
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Butter Prices Up – global butter prices are up 60% over the last